Ackerman, Mississippi

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Ackerman is a town in Choctaw County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 1,696 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Choctaw County[1].

It is named for an early landowner.[2]



Ackerman is located at 33°18′41″N 89°10′29″W / 33.31139°N 89.17472°W / 33.31139; -89.17472 (33.311400, -89.174745)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²) of it is land and 0.44% is water.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,696 people, 711 households, and 430 families residing in the town. The population density was 752.7 people per square mile (291.0/km²). There were 781 housing units at an average density of 346.6/sq mi (134.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 62.97% White, 34.85% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.94% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.47% of the population.

There were 711 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.8% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 81.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.0 males.

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